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Kentucky to host Eastern Illinois in 2020

Kentucky will host an OVC school in football in 2020, according to that OVC school’s schedule.

Eastern Illinois says it will travel to Lexington to play the Cats on October 10, 2020, which will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. It will also be only the second time Eastern Illinois tries its hand against the SEC; the Panthers will get their first SEC opponent this coming season when they open the year at Arkansas.

Eastern Illinois finished third in the OVC in 2017 with a 6-5 overall record. It ended the year having lost three of its last four — against Jacksonville State, UT Martin and Austin Peay.

Fun Eastern Illinois Fact: Former UK QB Jalen Whitlow transferred to Eastern Illinois to finish his career after one season with Mark Stoops.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for Kentucky to host Eastern Illinois in 2020



  1. Lip Man 1
    5:28 pm March 20, 2018 Permalink

    The non conference opponents are pretty ludicrous…but unfortunately at UK that’s the only way you get enough wins to go to a minor, second-rate bowl.

    It is what it is I guess.



  2. bd2153
    5:34 pm March 20, 2018 Permalink

    Advance tickets please,,,,



  3. My Dixie Wrecked
    6:02 pm March 20, 2018 Permalink

    That’s one way to get 6 wins. Scheduling teams like this will guarantee UK isn’t going to contend for a playoff spot, but makes the path easier for an average bowl game.



  4. bluegrassstu
    6:42 pm March 20, 2018 Permalink

    They might get 6 wins that year, woohoo.



  5. BigBlueNationDude
    12:52 pm March 21, 2018 Permalink

    I agree with the other louisville fans posting above. Good luck getting 6 wins. Toal joke